The same genetic mutations behind gorillas’ small penises can hinder fertility in men

Silverback gorillas are known for their impressive, bulging physiques – and their rather modest genitalia. Now, scientists have discovered a potential genetic link between the small members of these monkeys and male infertility problems.

An adult male’s penis is on average 1.1 inches (3 centimeters) long gorilla (A gorilla) is the smallest phallus of all monkeys. The size of the gorilla’s genitalia comes with other disadvantages in its reproductive capacity, such as a low sperm count compared to other primates and sperm with poor motility and a reduced ability to bind to eggs.

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